DARE Interview : Quakertown, Pennsylvania; Primary Informant PA055

  • 1967
  • Informant Data:
  • PA055: White; male; age: 75 (old); education: high school; community type: village
  • Media Files:
  • Full Interview 1 (Tape 1359-S1).
  • Content:
  • 00:50 Informant used to sell ice cream nuggets, description of other ways to make money
  • 04:25 History of Quaker meeting house, origin of name “Quaker”
  • 08:10 Settlement of Quakertown and Germantown
  • 08:35 Community description—cemetery, streets, buildings
  • 12:20 Informant’s education
  • 15:10 Influence of railroad
  • 17:30 Family history—year grandfathers arrived, source of land
  • 18:20 Community description—origin of name “Richland”, population, description of school building
  • 24:20 Life in the past—description of Informant’s home, description of an old park, description of fairs held locally
  • 30:35 Childhood entertainment
  • 32:25 Tape end
  • Full Interview 2 (Tape 1359-S2).
  • Content:
  • 00:05 Informant bought a buggy to take rides with girls
  • 01:00 Number of cars in Quakertown in 1911—story of driving a car
  • 02:45 Entertainment—description of a Chautauqua, sports, dances, band concerts
  • 08:00 Horse races—Informant worked at a sideshow stand selling pianos
  • 09:35 Circuses—come every year
  • 10:10 Description of local fire departments
  • 11:20 Tape end
  1. Full interview 1

  2. Full interview 2

Details

Fieldworker
Hausmann, Robert
Date
  • 1967
Publisher
  • Dictionary of American Regional English
Language
  • English
Collection
Subjects
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